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Amnesty International | North Korea: Catastrophic human ...
12 April 2012

North Korea's 'Day of the Sun' – the official title for the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung's birth – is an opportunity to shed light on the country's abysmal ...

Press Release      

Letter Writing Marathon 2011: Final report
27 March 2012

In 2011, 14 cases of individuals at risk were selected to feature in the Letter Writing Marathon. The aim of "Write for Rights" is to bring about change in ...

Report       ACT 30/038/2012

Amnesty International | Fears for nine forcibly returned from ...
29 February 2012

The Chinese authorities should not forcibly return any more North Korean border-crossers caught en route to South Korea, after it emerged that nine ...

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Fears for nine forcibly returned from China to North Korea ...
28 February 2012

Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.


North Korea: Fears for forcibly returned North Koreans
28 February 2012

At least nine North Koreans have reportedly been forcibly returned from China to North Korea where they are at serious risk of arbitrary detention, torture ...

Urgent Action       ASA 24/002/2012

China: North Koreans facing forcible return
15 February 2012

The Chinese authorities are preparing to forcibly return at least 21 people to North Korea, where they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill- ...

Urgent Action       ASA 17/006/2012

China urged to avoid forced repatriation of 21 North Koreans ...
14 February 2012

Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.


Amnesty International | China urged to avoid forced ...
14 February 2012

A group of 21 North Koreans must not be forcibly repatriated by the Chinese government, Amnesty International said amid reports they are being held ...

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North Korea: Prisoner amnesty
31 January 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY. AI index: ASA 24/001/2012 31 January 2012. North Korea: Prisoner amnesty. ...

PressItem       ASA 24/001/2012

Wire, January/February 2012. Vol. 42, issue 01
1 January 2012

1) The Agenda 2) Up Front: Life after eviction: The young women of Njemanze 3) Death from the skies 4) A migrant's journey 5) Stand up for the rights ...

Newsletter       NWS 21/001/2012